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Mounties Arrest 19 yr Old in Connection with Heartbleed Attack

The Heartbleed bug has dominated the security headlines for the past week as organizations around the world scramble to limit the risk. Although the impact of Heartbleed globally is still being calculated, the first arrest in the world related to the Secure Sockets Layer encryption flaw has now been made.

On April 16, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) announced that it had arrested a 19-year-old student in connection with exploitation attacks against the Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA) targeting the Heartbleed flaw.

"The RCMP treated this breach of security as a high-priority case and mobilized the necessary resources to resolve the matter as quickly as possible," the RCMP noted in a statement.

Read the full story at eWEEK:
First Arrest Related to Heartbleed SSL Flaw Reported

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at InternetNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.